Society is a Distributed System

What would happen if you tried to write down a list of every single thing you believed?  Not just the important stuff, like “People get out of life what they put into it” or “Most of what happens to us is determined by circumstances beyond our control.”  I mean trivial beliefs, too, such as “Cats […]

Emotion: The Animal OS

If you want to be comfortable working in software, you need to feel very comfortable with ideas like memory, the filesystem, and running commands. Everything in software will feel much more solid and understandable once you understand these basic, operating-system level concepts.  “I double-click this icon and a program starts” is nowhere near as useful […]